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baseball..... watching on macbook

by emorbius / August 4, 2006 4:27 AM PDT

does anybody else watch on a macbook (1.83)? if so, how? media player, quicktime, flip 4 mac.... and which browser has worked best? all was fine until firefox upgraded!! since then it has been an arduous process trying to find a quality video that is larger than 2'' x 2''. media player (safari)-the picture is not very clear. flip 4 mac has a much more clear picture but the sound is just ahead of the picture. ie; i hear the snap of the ball hitting the catchers mitt, call strike, then i see the play. this happens with both safari and foxfire. the same thing has been happening on my g5 desk.

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by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / August 4, 2006 11:26 AM PDT

Yep, agree entirely.

Just watched a fres of the archived files, not a member, and note that the sound is a tad ahead of the video.
I also note that the site warns of an unsupported browser when using Safari. At least they give you the option of trying it out with the browser you are using.
One of my local tv stations insists that you use IE and WMP for Mac even though M$ do not support it any more. They do not even give you the choice of trying it!.

Sorry, but all I can do is agree with you


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by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / August 10, 2006 8:18 AM PDT

Seems like the MLB switched to MS video last year in a format that is not recognized by Windows Media Player for Mac.
Some say that Safari is not supported there, I have not found that to be the case, and the Firefox is the answer.
That and Flip4Mac. However, there is a bug with Flip4Mac at this site that is currently being worked on by the F4M people.

Walt Mossberg suggests running Windows on your Mac and viewing that way. Won't happen in this house, no Intel Mac for starters.

You could try asking MLB why they chose a streaming format that was no compatible with millions of users, QT operates on both platforms and is a better streaming method, especially with support of H264 video and HD.
You might also remind them that Mac users typically have more disposable income to spend on things like MLB season tickets and boxes. Happy


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by gilbertwhite1 / August 10, 2006 8:45 AM PDT
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Mac users don't have to invest a fortune in programs to protect themselves like someone in war mode.

" Won't happen in this house, no Intel Mac for starters." Happy

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The was a financial statement!
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / August 10, 2006 12:26 PM PDT
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The newest machine I have is a G4 Sawtooth.


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